Business is hard, and few people would try to deny it. Most people consider starting their own company at some point in their life. The fact that so few people do shows how many hurdles stand in the way of anyone attempting it. But people with the drive to make their dream a reality do eventually break into the business world. And they’re confronted with one simple fact above any other. They need advantages which can help them gain a foothold within any given market.
People often search for some amazing secret to success. But in reality most of the important facts haven’t changed much over the decades. In fact, some points hold as true today as they did hundreds of years ago. Of course how we relate to those facts can and should change to meet the improved resources of the modern world.
Communication is a prime example of one of these business practices. People have been aware of how important communication is within the business world for a very long time. But a question remains of how we can work with that fact using today’s resources. And just as importantly, how that process might be able to give us an edge against the competition.
Today everyone has a smartphone on their person. And we might think that means communication has been honed to perfection. But phones really aren’t the universal panacea to communication issues that they’re made out to be. We tend to focus on one or two things and exclude others. This is very good for a task at hand. But it means that people often ignore their phones or at least try to prioritize things above it.
This is especially true when people are at work. Where, of course, they’re trying to get actual work done. …